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Title:Modeling of Hysteretic Behavior of Beam -Column Connections Based on Self -Learning Simulation
Author(s):Yun, Gun Jin
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Ghaboussi, Jamshid; Elnashai, Amr S.
Department / Program:Civil Engineering
Discipline:Civil Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Mechanical
Abstract:In this research, a new neural network (NN) based cyclic material model is applied to inelastic hysteretic behavior of connections. In the proposed model, two energy-based internal variables are introduced to expedite the learning of hysteretic behavior of materials or structural components. The model has significant advantages over conventional models in that it can handle complex behavior due to local buckling and tearing of connecting elements. Moreover, its numerical implementation is more efficient than the conventional models since it does not need an interaction equation and a plastic potential. A new approach based on a self-learning simulation algorithm is used to characterize the hysteretic behavior of the connections from structural tests. The proposed approach is verified by applying it to both synthetic and experimental examples. For its practical application in semi-rigid connections, design variables are included as inputs to the model through a physical principle based module. The extended model also gives reasonable predictions under earthquake loads even when it is presented with new geometrical properties and loading scenario as well.
Issue Date:2006
Description:236 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3250352
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2006

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